Linseed crop in flower© Tim Scrivener
A resurgence in winter linseed is being seen in some areas of the UK as growers seek alternatives to oilseed rape, which is predicted to fall in area for the fifth consecutive year this autumn. Nigel Padbury of Premium Crops believes there are three main drivers for the increase in winter linseed area – blackgrass, flea beetle and slugs.  See also: What the diquat residue restriction means for UK growers “Much of the growth in the winter linseed area is coming […]